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    Karma is a dangerous thing.

    ...I made a bad decision over the weekend and nothing but bad things have happened since ....unrelated maybe but very odd all the same....
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 10

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    Then I must be happening

    for a reason.
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M Aug 18

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    i just want to be happy.

    Is that too much to ask for?
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 22

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    My God My Broken Heart

    I walk in the room to see my baby girl for the first time.... She lays there so helpless, tubes down her throat and in her nose.  IV's are attached everywhere.I start to cry as the tears roll down my cheeks.   All I can think to do is sing to her as I did every day when she...
    Cheer2 Cheer2 36-40, F 49 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I have always leased new cars.

    When my lease was up in 2014 I decided to buy an older model car for cash over having payments. I bought the car from my sister's boyfriend's sister. She bought the car from the original owner but did not know the guy. For some reason I've always felt the original owner left a...
    fla0range fla0range 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    i did feel oh so tired there

    for a moment...but for some reason or another i am awake...laying still in bed then tossing and turning...i can hear the cicadas thru my window with their evening party of fun...i need someone...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I always believe when something delays you from

    your original plan, no matter how frustrating it is it was meant to benefit you in the long run.
    ksas ksas 41-45, F 12 Responses Jul 15

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    I lost my job today. The same thing I've been

    doing since I was 15 and again I was told I wasn't good enough. I have to believe there is a reason for all that is happening, with my marriage ended and now this, it's time for me to find a new way of life. If this is what my life is suppose to be right now, than so be it. I'll...
    rnwytrain85 rnwytrain85 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 6

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    I tend to be an optimist.

    Which is ironic since I worry and stress about almost everything. I have found, though, that even when the bad things happen, something good comes down the road. It's generally just a matter of time for the reasons to show themselves. The world has a way of balancing things out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Knowing you can live without someone

    but not wanting to is the ultimate dilemma. Do you stay still due to a sense of safety, real or imagined? Do you leave, closing the door to a past that helped define you up until now? Change is something that is coveted by many but feared by everyone at the same time. How do...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 20 Responses May 28

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    ICash ICash 26-30, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am not there in any other group

    or face book or Twitter or anywhere els...but I am here..... May be I felt this one is different... "EP is a community based on AUTHENTICITY,SUPPPORT AND RESPECT... Please post with these values in mind." Liked these lines.....
    Majesticrose Majesticrose 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Three years ago, a strange chain of events led

    me unexpectedly to the Facebook profile of the first girl that I ever truly loved. The one I lost and nearly killed myself over, more than 3 decades ago. She may have looked older, but I still recognised her in a heartbeat and it instantly induced the same racing pulse...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 11 Responses Jun 3

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    and theres no such thing

    as coincidence...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts 31-35, F 16 Responses a week ago

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    I moved out from my ex house 3 days ago

    and I texted him and he didn't text back
    katiekat1213nb katiekat1213nb 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everything is going as planned.

    As if a universal script. And somehow, I know it. Nothing phases me anymore because this is exactly how things are supposed to be. Nothing can change it.
    PiggyToe PiggyToe 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    spinsterC spinsterC 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    Have you ever just sat down

    and thought..... Damn I've been through a lot of **** in my life so far.....
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 8 Responses Apr 28

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    I have to believe this

    so that I can journey on even when I run out of hope, sometimes. Thankful for it all. Heres to moving forward and starting over again..........Cheers!
    lovinglifeandsmiling lovinglifeandsmiling 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 16

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    Yes everything happens

    for a reason but sometimes the hard part is finding the reason
    Larapshasuraka Larapshasuraka 18-21, F 8 Responses May 5

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    many moons ago while living at home with my

    mama, i got home late from work one night...a moth followed me in no biggy...i was on my phone in my room in the dark and the lil bugger was drawn to the light...i caught him saying "ooh now youre mine!"...i went to release him outside and when i opened the door i saw that i...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Beauty, is it a blessing

    or a curse? What is beauty? I am me, same person and body I've always been... I think about the comment by the guy that answered one of my questions- when he said 'he feels bad for beautiful girls because the become ugly in time with age'. I keep thinking about it. I was not...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 9

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    I have believed this

    for years so true.
    Blueclouds1234 Blueclouds1234 18-21 1 Response Aug 6

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    This morning I was asked to fix my families

    favorite breakfast, my buttermilk pancakes. As I was preparing all of the ingredients something occurred to me. I had all of the ingredients all separated and measured out. I thought how I would not eat or drink anyone of them individually, especially the buttermilk...yuck...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 11 Responses May 25

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    Ya know, some days I believe this,

    and some days I don't. Today, I do. Recently, had a dream about someone, and the next day I'm told that he's in jail. It's quite weird. Things do happen for a reason, and in the way they are supposed to... IF we are willing to go that path!
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Today I was a witness of the probably sweetest

    thing I have ever seen in my life. This afternoon I went to the graveyard to check on my grandparents. I parked the car and walked across the lawn to where the graves are. On my way there I noticed three elder women sitting in a half circle a bit further away from me - One was...
    Loquesoy Loquesoy 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm letting go of my past to embrace my future.

    Keeping my load light and my heart full of love.
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 4

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    I joined EP in the winter to figure out some

    serious problems in my marriage. After much agonizing, I made the decision to divorce my husband of 11 years. The whole experience has been painful and stressful but the uncertainty of what happens next was probably the scariest part for me. I wasn't sure how I was going to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 16

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    It wasn't a waste of time

    if you learned something 👌
    recklesssxo recklesssxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Yes, I truly believe this!

    I know that even the really difficult things must have a purpose, even if we might ever know what it is, we are always being tested in one way or another ... Our job is to remain faithful & keep pushing through the muck ...
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 13 Responses Jun 20

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    I STRONGLY BELIEVE EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A

    REASON! I JUST LEFT MY HUSBAND TODAY! I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS STRONG FEELING IN MY GUT THAT I NREDED TO LEAVE! ! I KEPT GETTING THE MESSAGES SENT THROUGH FACEBOOK THE TV AND MY HOROSCOPE TELLING ME THAT I NEEDED A CHANGE. SO I DID I LEFT NOW I FEEL MORE BLESSED AND RELIEVED THAT...
    Tefamy Tefamy 41-45, F 23 Responses Jul 17

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    People come into your life

    for a reason,a season or a lifetime. When u know which one it is,you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Stop asking yourself what you did wrong,

    why you and your friends are not as close as you once were or why you suddenly don't get along with them anymore. It is not your fault and neither is it theirs... Imagine yourself walking on a stony path next to a river. Next to you are people walking along with you. Those...
    Loquesoy Loquesoy 18-21, F 25 Responses Aug 4

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    I truly do. Everything is a part of

    who you are. Even people coming into your life or crossing paths. There can even be those rare people you meet and have an instant connection and very deep bond and feelings for very quickly. One person can alter and change your life for the better.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    It's funny to think that

    as we get older...u realize that everything does happen for a reason or purpose! When we accept that we're the authors to our own script in life.... You can start to wonder that all that u go thru is meant to be?! Isn't it all a question of attitude though? Instead if getting...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 19 Responses Mar 13

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    countrybeautiful countrybeautiful 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    I went through a divorce,

    3yrs now!day one,I felt as if I wasn't going to make it!3 yrs later,I'm doing better than ever.
    dafalcon dafalcon 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    the universe is, was,

    and will be. everything has already happened and will happen again, as its happening now
    chaospotato chaospotato 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Everything. I believe our paths were already

    set. Our pain strengthens us. Everything we give out to the universe we get back.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 17

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    iv probably experienced a lot of things a girl

    my age shouldn't of so early- everything from bullying, family breakdowns, drug and alcohol addictions, falling pregnant young, being in a long relationship from a young age and that breaking down, being lied to and used throughout life, trying to commit suicide three times and...
    NadiaShields16 NadiaShields16 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    rebelwife9000 rebelwife9000 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I spent the last 8 months .

    .. Thinking... Learning about myself... And crying of course there was crying... I was sad ... I felt alone and like I would never be happy again.. I tried a few dates and felt no spark ... I was convinced it was because my inner flame had been snuffed out ... I knew I would...
    momacods momacods 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 27

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    Yesterday the audio feed wasn't working during

    our church's planned video taped sermon, so our pastor switched over to a live sermon instead. It was very good, and made me wonder, What if God wanted someone in our congregation to hear the substitute sermon instead? How easy would it have been to just get that other preacher...
    AzabethTV AzabethTV 51-55, T 5 days ago